The Book List: 2010

2010 Book List (by rating) – **BLL** indicates a Booker Long List selection

All books clickable to commentary:

  1. Room ~ Emma Donoghue ~ ♦♦♦♦♦ **BLL** Short Listed
  2. Sunset Park  ~ Paul Auster ~ ♦♦♦♦♦
  3. Woman’s World ~ Graham Rawle ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  4. In A Strange Room ~ Damon Galgut ~ ♦♦♦♦½ **BLL** Short Listed
  5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet ~ David Mitchell ~ ♦♦♦♦½ **BLL**
  6. In Free Fall ~ Juli Zeh ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  7. Lean On Pete ~ Willy Vlautin ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  8. Solar ~ Ian McEwan ~ ♦♦♦♦
  9. Galapagos ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ ♦♦♦♦
  10. Parrot & Olivier in America ~ Peter Carey ~ ♦♦♦♦**BLL** Short Listed
  11. Point Omega ~ Don DeLillo ~ ♦♦♦♦
  12. Peace ~ Richard Bausch ~ ♦♦♦♦
  13. Slammerkin ~ Emma Donoghue ~ ♦♦♦♦
  14. Sheepshagger ~ Niall Griffiths ~ ♦♦♦♦
  15. Out Stealing Horses ~ Per Petterson ~ ♦♦♦♦
  16. Samuel Johnson is Indignant  ~ Lydia Davis ~ ♦♦♦♦
  17. The Pyramid ~ Ismail Kadare ~ ♦♦♦♦ a Reading Around the World selection (Albania)
  18. The Immortals ~ Amit Chaudhuri ~ ♦♦♦♦
  19. The Matter of Desire ~ Edmundo Paz Soldan ~ ♦♦♦♦ a Reading Around the World selection (BoliviaCuba)
  20. Explosion in a Cathedral ~ Alejo Carpentier ~ ♦♦♦♦ a Reading Around the World selection (Cuba)
  21. A Handful Of Dust ~ Evelyn Waugh ~ ♦♦♦♦
  22. The Long Song ~ Andrea Levy ~ ♦♦♦♦**BLL** Short Listed
  23. Noir ~ Robert Coover ~ ♦♦♦♦
  24. I Curse The River of Time ~ Per Petterson ~ ♦♦♦♦
  25. The Lost Books Of The Odyssey ~ Zachary Mason ~ ♦♦♦♦
  26. A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True ~ Brigid Pasulka ~ ♦♦♦♦
  27. All That Follows ~ Jim Crace ~ ♦♦♦♦
  28. February ~ Lisa Moore ~ ♦♦♦♦ **BLL**
  29. Broken Glass Park ~ Alina Bronsky ~ ♦♦♦♦
  30. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter ~ Tom Franklin ~ ♦♦♦♦
  31. The Curse of the Wendigo ~ Rick Yancey ~ ♦♦♦♦
  32. Kings of the Earth ~ Jon Clinch ~ ♦♦♦♦
  33. The Elementary Particles ~ Michel Houellebecq ~ ♦♦♦♦ a Reading Around the World selection (France)
  34. Skippy Dies ~ Paul Murray ~ ♦♦♦♦ **BLL**
  35. The Slap ~ Christos Tsiolkas ~ ♦♦♦♦**BLL**
  36. The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy ~ Anthony Burgess ~ ♦♦♦♦
  37. Day Out of Days ~ Sam Shepard ~ ♦♦♦½
  38. Ordinary Thunderstorms ~ William Boyd ~ ♦♦♦½
  39. Dirt Music ~ Tim Winton ~ ♦♦♦½
  40. The Passage ~ Justin Cronin ~ ♦♦♦½
  41. The Museum of Innocence ~ Orhan Pamuk ~ ♦♦♦½
  42. Purge ~ Sofi Oksanen ~ ♦♦♦½ a Reading Around the World selection (Estonia)
  43. The Finkler Question ~ Howard Jacobsen ~ ♦♦♦½ **BLL** Short Listed
  44. Ransom ~ David Malouf ~ ♦♦♦½
  45. The Infinities ~ John Banville ~ ♦♦♦½
  46. Masters of Atlantis ~ Charles Portis ~ ♦♦♦½
  47. Mr. Peanut ~ Adam Ross ~ ♦♦♦½
  48. Seven Gothic Tales ~ Isak Dinesen ~ ♦♦♦½ a Reading Around the World selection (Denmark)
  49. Even The Dogs ~ Jon McGregor ~ ♦♦♦½
  50. The Changeling ~ Kenzaburo Oe ~ ♦♦♦
  51. The Betrayal ~ Helen Dunmore ~ ♦♦♦ **BLL**
  52. Morningside Heights ~ Cheryl Mendelson ~ ♦♦♦
  53. C ~ Tom McCarthy ~ ♦♦♦ ~ **BLL** Short Listed
  54. Just Kids ~ Patti Smith ~ ♦♦♦
  55. Please: Fiction Inspired by The Smiths  ~ Ed. Peter Wild ~ ♦♦♦
  56. Oblomov  ~ Ivan Goncharov ~ ♦♦♦
  57. Garden, Ashes ~ Danilo Kis ~ ♦♦♦ a Reading Around the World selection (Serbia/Montenegro)
  58. Redemption ~ George Ovitt ~ ♦♦♦
  59. Matterhorn ~ Karl Marlantes ~ ♦♦♦
  60. About A Mountain ~ John D’Agata ~ ♦♦♦
  61. Boston Noir ~ Dennis Lehane (Ed) ~ ♦♦♦
  62. The Stars In The Bright Sky ~ Alan Warner ~ ♦♦½**BLL**
  63. Tranquility ~ Attila Bartis ~ ♦♦½ a Reading Around the World selection (Hungary)
  64. Bronx Noir ~ E.J. Rozan (Ed.) ~ ♦♦½
  65. Bordeaux ~ Paul Torday ~ ♦♦
  66. Psycho Too ~ Will Self (words), Ralph Steadman (pictures) ~ ♦♦

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